Italy finances biofuel production project in Mozambique
27 April 2011
A biofuel production project in the province of Maputo, Mozambique, received funding last week of 20 million dollars from the Italian government, reports the Xinhua press agency.
Joao Alves, agrarian engineer, announced that the aim was to reduce the costs of fuel in the country by developing a 120 hectare plot to grow the Jatropha plant.
In the Congo, another operation concerning biofuels and green energies was launched this month, reports the APA press agency.
The Congo-Carbon project consists of producing industrial carbon from forest residues, such as dead wood. Production will come from waste and from the planting of forests.
Costing 6.7 million dollars, Congo-Carbon is 10 percent financed by the African Biofuels and Renewable Energies Fund (ABREF). It plans to eliminate 2.7 million tonnes of carbon over 21 years.